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1892 Horsman 'Standard' Model Lawn Tennis Racket

ITEM 1: This is an exceptional 1892 Horsman 'Standard' Model Lawn Tennis Racket. This incredible vintage tennis racket was among other models offered in the 1892 catalog including the 'Montauk', 'Seabright Special', 'Casino Expert', 'Cleveland', and the 'Eclipse Special' which was the featured racket for that year. In 1892 Horsman was located at 342 Broadway in New York City. Horsman is recognized as the first American maker of lawn tennis equipment. This wonderful vintage tennis racket remains in EX-MT condition with all of the original gut strings completely intact. It will make for an excellent addition to an antique tennis collection or any vintage sports collection! Price $350

1910’s Thomas E. Wilson 'Wimbledon' Model Tennis Racket

ITEM 2: Offered here is a wonderful example of a 1910’s Thomas E. Wilson ‘Wimbledon’ Model, Wood Handle Tennis Racket. This is very nice early tennis racket made by Thomas E. Wilson & Co., which we know today as the Wilson Sporting Goods Company. The racket features two decals on either side of the throat, both of which are flawless. The uniquely grooved handle is solid and all but four strings are perfect... a really nice example from this era. The offered vintage tennis collectible would be a great addition to most any sports memorabilia collection! Price $175

1910’s Wright and Ditson 'Oriole' Model Tennis Racket

ITEM 2: Here we have a 1910’s Wright & Ditson ‘Oriole’ Model Tennis Racket. This fine vintage tennis racket was made by the Wright and Ditson Sporting Goods Company, which in 1916 became Victor , Wright and Ditson. W&D was one of the foremost sporting goods manufacturers in their day and this racket is a fine example of the high quality they produced. The racket remains in solid EX-MT condition with the original gut strings still intact, however three have popped. The racket exhibits modest use and features great eye appeal. A wonderful item for the tennis enthusiast or vintage sports collector! Price $175.





Early 1900’s Victor “The Club” Tennis Racket

ITEM 3: Early 1900’s Victor “The Club” Tennis Racket. This is a fantastic turn of the century, tennis racket with the beautiful Victor Sporting Goods decal logo on the throat. The wooden frame holds it's original form nicely. The upper portion of the handle features cross hatching to sure up the backhand grip and the butt-cap is neatly finished with leather wrapping. The condition is excellent with note to many of the natural gut strings being popped. Price $125

1920’s Dayton “Flyer” Tennis Racket

ITEM 5: 1920’s Dayton “Flyer” Tennis Racket. This exceptional, vintage tennis racket was made by Dayton. Dayton was the first company to produce metal tennis rackets. They employed the use of steel piano wire for strings inside a steel frame. This was a very unique innovation not previously known to the tennis makers. This particular tennis racket remains in solid EX-MT condition with all stings perfectly intact! SOLD

1888 Horseman Lawn Tennis Box

ITEM 6: This is an exceptional 1888 Horseman Lawn Tennis Box. This incredible vintage tennis item comes in the form of a wooden box that back in 1888, held a complete lawn tennis kit. Most likely it would have included two or four rackets, the net, the posts and stakes to assemble the net, and possibly a few lawn tennis balls. Unfortunately, those items are not present. However the box itself, with the original paper lithograph label has remained. The condition is unbelievable! The paper label is almost perfectly intact and the color simply could not be more brilliant. It must have been stored in just the right conditions for the past 123 or so years! The box measures 14 1/2"x 36" and the paper litho measures 12"x 22 1/2". Horseman was based in New York City and was the first American maker of lawn tennis equipment. This phenomenal vintage tennis box could be the cornerstone of any antique tennis collection! SOLD

 
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